“Harriet the Spy” – A book review by Aoife Burke (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 6, 2015 in Libraries

“Harriet the Spy” is a brilliant book written by Louise Fitzhugh. It is about a girl named Harriet M. Welsh and how she loves being a spy. She’s staked out a spy route and writes down everything about everyone she sees. She also has two friends,Sport and Janie. She has a guardian which she calls Ole Golly and […]

Learn a Foreign Language – Resources in your Local Library

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by Fingal Libraries on November 5, 2015 in Libraries

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Maybe 2015 will be the year you learn a foreign language or even decide to improve your school French. Proficiency in a foreign language has become increasingly important in a globalised world, creating opportunities including better employment prospects and travel experiences. New insights and greater understanding can be […]

“Hitting the right note” (Music in Fingal Libraries)

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2015 in Libraries

Along with books, DVDs and prints, Fingal Libraries lend out music CDs.  Blanchardstown Library houses a large collection of music CDs which is shelved in categories such as “Rock & Pop”, “World”, “Classical” and “Irish” – a variety of music that is sure to please all.  Along with CDs, Blanchardstown Library also has a collection […]

cross-stream: ways of writing

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by Fingal Libraries on October 12, 2015 in Libraries

One of the major themes to emerge from Yes But Are We Enemies1 – last year’s Ireland-wide tour of poetry collaborations that I produced and co-curated with SJ Fowler as an extension of his remarkable UK-based Enemies Project, and which involved more than 40 poets – was a thirst from audiences for new ways […]

Information in the community – Age Friendly Skerries

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by Fingal Libraries on October 1, 2015 in Libraries

On Tuesday 25th August 2015, Skerries Age Friendly Town Working Group launched an information pack for people over 65 years. The Age Friendly Information pack was produced to address the information needs of older people in the town. The pack includes a Fridge Magnet of Emergency Services numbers, Contact details on Clubs and Leisure Activities […]

An intriguing book launch, a friend’s impressive achievement and a very absorbing read….

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by Fingal Libraries on September 24, 2015 in Libraries

Tarot cards, red buttons and beautifully decorated biscuits were all on show at the most intriguing book launch I ever attended and these mysterious items immediately piqued my interest (which was already high due to the fact that my friend’s wife Moira was the author). When I read The Accident Season, I understood and further […]

Swords Library Book Review Competition Winners

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by Fingal Libraries on September 18, 2015 in Libraries

During the summer, Swords Library ran a competition inviting our junior borrowers to submit a review of a library book of their choice. From the entries received, two reviews were judged to have significant merit, and were  joint winners of the competition. Each of the children received a prize of an Easons gift voucher, and […]

Swords Baby Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on August 31, 2015 in Libraries

If you’re looking for something educational and fun for your baby or pre-schoolers we have a fantastic Baby Book Club at Swords Library.  The aim of the club is to introduce babies and very young children to the love of books and literacy and to socialise with others.  We encourage and support parents and carers […]

On the Story Bus (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on August 18, 2015 in Libraries

I was delighted to be asked to tell stories on the mobile library bus all around Fingal in August. The audience was the children in the community preschools and creches. We had arranged dates and times and the library bus arrived on time and parked.  And everywhere we went the children and their carers were […]

Beach Body Ready!

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by Fingal Libraries on August 17, 2015 in Libraries

Most of us are not fit to be seen on the beach.  We will never be bikini/mankini ready.  If this does not apply to you, you are a) very young b) very lucky or c) delusional.  For the rest, the library is here to offer help.  We may not be able to transform you into […]

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